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PHL still 3rd deadliest country for journalists — int’l watchdog group

April 17, 2014

The Philippines once again ranked as the third most deadly country for journalists in the world, based on the report of the international watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Read the rest of this entry »

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Unnecessary, not unconstitutional

February 24, 2014

Let us not over-react to the recent Supreme Court decision on the Cybercrime Prevention Act (RA 10175). We should carefully study the entire case first before attacking the court and its decision on the matter. Read the rest of this entry »

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SC’s lone dissent: Leonen says online libel unconstitutional

February 24, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Only Associate Justice Marvic Leonen voted for the decriminalization of libel online and in the Revised Penal Code when the Supreme Court (SC) deliberated on the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Law last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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SC explains why only authors may be prosecuted for online libel

February 24, 2014

Full article here http://technology.inquirer.net/34439/sc-explains-why-only-authors-may-be-prosecuted-for-online-libel#ixzz2uDYxYiZK

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How the Supreme Court voted on the Cybercrime Law

February 24, 2014

The Supreme Court ruling on the validity of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act 10175) will be studied as a landmark case dealing with modern everyday information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as the Internet, cellular phones, and social media. Read the rest of this entry »

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PH listed as 3rd most dangerous place for journalists

February 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines was listed as the third most dangerous place for journalist in the world following Syria and Iraq, a report from the International News Safety Institute’s said. Read the rest of this entry »

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PHL 3rd most dangerous country for journalists —INSI report

February 19, 2014

GENEVA – One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, most of them targeted deliberately, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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World press freedom: Phl slips to 149th

February 13, 2014

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Philippines slid to 149 in the 179-country World Press Freedom Index of the France-based Reporters Sans Frontiéres (RSF or Reporters Without Borders). Read the rest of this entry »

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Kat.ph seizure raises specter of Cybercrime Law’s ‘takedown clause’

June 17, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — The highly controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 may be suspended for now, but recent moves by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) raise the specter the IP office’s new powers enable the cybercrime law’s “takedown clause.” Read the rest of this entry »

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TV5 offers early retirement incentive to curb losses

May 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines–TV5 network operator Associated Broadcasting Corp. has offered a generous early retirement package to employees as the Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP)-led firm affirmed commitment to curb financial hemorrhage and challenge a long-entrenched Philippine broadcasting duopoly. Read the rest of this entry »